Coming Home To Bathroom Improvements: Safety & Independence


We were contacted by the spouse of an extremely active lady who recently had a stroke. He wanted to be sure that by the time she came home from rehab the bathrooms in the home were accessible for her independent use.

They had a walk in shower with swing in door entry. The shower did have a seat; however not large enough to safely use as true shower seat. No grab bars were present and they had a fixed shower head. Both toilets that our client would be using were standard height– no grab bars to assist in rising from the seat.


We removed the walk-in shower, which had 3-4” step entry and installed a walk-in shower with 1-2” step entry. The shower has a bench seat and 2 18” grab bars installed to allow our client safe and independent entry and use. We also installed a hand held shower head.

We installed 2 22” inch toilets, replacing the clients standard height toilets. With one toilet we installed an 18” angled grab bar on the right side and an “U” shaped wall/floor mount grab bar on the left. For the other toilet we installed an 18” angled grab bar on the right side and an “L” shaped grab bar on the left. The extra grab bar holding surfaces/options for the left side provided our client the best option to utilize the strength she had regained (and continues to regain) to independently use the toilet facilities.

From the Client:

“Trent and team went out of their way to complete the project as quickly as possible. Excellent results at a fair price."